Some of the best times can be had behind the sticks during the frigid Christmas season, and we here at CGMagazine have compiled a list of 5 Co-op Games to play with family or compete against.
As the months get colder, the allure of staying inside becomes undeterrable, and in reading the cold gamer’s mind, game developers throw out Holiday events for their titles as if they’re rewarding fans for staying in during the coldest months. While everything else could be chaotic about Christmas, buckling down to play a game with family could be the answer.
There is also something to be said about staying in during these coldest months and playing co-op games with the family. Whether dragging a guest along to compete within the Halo: The Master Chief Collection or facing off against a sibling in Goldeneye 007, gaming and Christmas have always gone hand in hand for families with consoles.
So we here at CGMagazine have compiled a list of 5 Couch Co-op Games fans can play with their family, and while there are many good in-game events for the Holidays on titles like Fortnite, this list has games that can be played locally.
Top 5 Co-op Games To Play With Family For Christmas
not only does this list entry have a Winter Event currently ongoing called the ‘Midwinter Blight’, but snow has landed all around the first town you visit in the game, Kyovashad. Aside from slaying demons in a Winter setting, Diablo IV allows for couch or same-screen co-op. So fans could party in-person and in-game against demons for Christmas.
Super Mario Wonder
The latest 2D Mario experience, Super Mario Wonder, can be played with a full group of four players on the same screen at once. This leads to chaotic platforming goodness, and you can also complete the levels as a standard co-op game if fans want. With a full roster of characters including Yoshis as playable by themselves, this is a good choice for family fun.
Baldur’s Gate 3
It only makes sense Larian Studios GOTY winner from the Game Awards 2023 would make it on this list. Deemed a ‘true’ role-playing game, and a receiver of universal critical acclaim, it’s just the right choice to start up a Baldur’s Gate 3 co-op game campaign with a loved one over the Holiday break. But, families should be warned this one is rated M, so certain scenarios might be inappropriate for a younger audience.
This co-op game inserts fans right into the centre of the Bluey universe. Fans can explore the world of the Heelers, as well as meet fan-favourite characters all while working together to solve a treasure map from Bandit’s (a playable character, Bluey’s Dad) childhood. This up to four-player co-op game can provide fun for the whole family on Christmas.
All LEGO Titles
When it comes to family fun, the LEGO series of video games can provide co-op game hilarity for the whole family but tailor it to the occasion. Ranging from Harry Potter to Star Wars, all the way to Pirates of the Caribbean and standalone franchises like LEGO 2K Drive, there is truly a title for everyone when it comes to LEGO games, and they make for a solid co-op game for Christmas.
That just about wraps CGMagazines 5 Co-op Games to Play With Family For Christmas list. If fans are looking for more Christmas spirit, our list of the Geeky Fireplaces is a safe bet to make a space festive.